American Conversations: Celebrating Poems in Rural Communities
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Many thanks to the dedicated coordinators and staff who helped organize the Alaska “American Conversations” visits. The following interviews were conducted over e-mail by Rob Casper, head of the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center.

Freya Anderson

Alaska State Library

Freya Anderson is the head of Information Services, acting head of Historical Collections, and regional librarian for the Alaska Talking Book Center at the Alaska State Library in Juneau, Alaska.
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Jo Dahl

Johnson Youth Center

Jo Dahl has been teaching at the Johnson Youth Center in Juneau, Alaska, for the last 18 years.
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Theresa Quiner

Kuskokwim Consortium Library

Theresa Quiner is the library director for the Kuskokwim Consortium Library in Bethel, Alaska.
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Rayette Sterling

Alaska Humanities Forum

Rayette Sterling is the leadership programs manager at the Alaska Humanities Forum in Anchorage, Alaska, where she is a board member and past chair of the Alaska Center for the Book.
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